Horse Health Matters®

Trail Riders: First Aid in your Saddlebags

by Miriam Rieck

April 11, 2017 13:16

It is much easier to be prepared and not need a first aid kit, than to hit the trail and then, find that you are not prepared for those emergencies that will …

Applying a Standing Wrap for Bandage Support

by EquiMed Staff

April 12, 2017 11:48

The standing wrap is the most basic bandage used on a horse, and one that every horseman should know how to do properly because it protects the horse's legs, …

Fitness And Conditioning

Horse Conditioning - A Look at the Show Jumper

Mark Sellers

Horse Conditioning - A Look at the Show Jumper

by Mark Sellers

April 14, 2017 12:50

Learn how the rules for show jumping have evolved and how conditioning a horse to meet the strenuous demands of this sport leads to the necessary explosive …

Fitness And Conditioning

Simple Exercises for Weekend Riders and their Horses

Miriam Rieck

Simple Exercises for Weekend Riders and their Horses

by Miriam Rieck

April 15, 2017 13:39

Learn why keeping your horse physically fit and mentally and emotionally stable requires working together and how simple exercises make for happy trails …

Tip of the Day

Pulling back when tied is very dangerous habit of some horses. Many horses have been killed by pulling back, and then falling over backward when the rope breaks. One method of correcting this is with a specialized Blocker Tie Ring.

General Care

Dealing with Spring Allergies in Your Horse

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Dealing with Spring Allergies in Your Horse

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 19, 2017 18:24

Read to learn more about common skin and respiratory allergies that affect your horse and how best to treat and manage them …

Lameness

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

Christy Corp-Minamiji

Diagnosing Equine Lameness - Nerve Block Basics

by Christy Corp-Minamiji

May 2, 2017 16:15

Lameness is a fact of life for horse owners. Read about the different ways of assessing lameness, including nerve blocks, and learn how they can be applied for …

Dr. Getty's December Tip: Why Don't Horses Have Gallbladders …

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:07

Add this to your collection of useful horse factoids that (surprise!) you actually needed to know: Horses don't have a gallbladder because horses are designed …

Rusty Coat? Is a Copper Deficiency the Culprit? Dr. Getty's Advice

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:27

Red tips on dark manes and dark coats, particularly noticeable in bays and black horses, may be due to a copper deficiency which is easy to fix, but it requires …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Ergot

A small callus-like area on the underside of the fetlock joint.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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Quote of the Day

You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.

English Proverb

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